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Chicken meat vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chicken meat and Pepperoni?

  • Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, while Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 70% higher.
  • Pepperoni has 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Chicken meat. Chicken meat has 8.487mg of Vitamin B3, while Pepperoni has 4.987mg.
  • Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.8%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.8%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.33

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +281.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.93
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.362
Equal in Folate - 5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 21% 39% 0% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 4% 163% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +281.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.93
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.362
Equal in Folate - 5

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chicken meat Pepperoni
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 27.3g 19.25g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 239kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.26mg 1.33mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 158mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 274mg Pepperoni
Sodium 82mg 1582mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94mg 2.44mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.066mg 0.091mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 2IU 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 0µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.271mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.257mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 4.987mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.93mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.362mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 2.4µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.23mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.869mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.901mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.575mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.652mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.511mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.778mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.987mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.688mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 97mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g 1.527g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 17.708g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 4.458g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Chicken meat
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
58
Pepperoni

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
164%
Chicken meat
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1500mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.918g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients
  2. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.